How much do you usually spend on a holiday/ vacation?
I'm spending almost $1000 ($700 on travel, $300 on other stuff) on my upcoming trip to England (my home country) but normally I wouldn't go over a few hundred. My husband and I tend to pick nearby places to visit and go on the cheap. Our one big expense is food -we're both suckers for delicious cuisine.
The last major vacation I went on was around 2009. I went to Florida. It was about $2,000 for 4 people to go on. It was very expensive and we didn't even get to go to Disney.
I have taken mini vacations since.
1) We went to Cape Code for a weekend. It was under $500 for the fancy hotel, awesome seafood, and antique shopping, plus gas. We drove.
2) We stayed overnight in a hotel to just check ourselves out of "life" overnight. We needed a mini break. It came with free breakfast so it was under $100 for two.
Have fun on your trip! Sounds exciting.
Our normal vacation is local and costs - with food for 4-6 people and the rental of a camper at a campground, about $1000. Since a deposit of $400 is required when we reserve in Jan., it doesn't hurt so badly.
Our last major vacation was for 3 of us to spend 2 weeks in Paris. It cost $7500, and that included airfare, a 2 bedroom apartment, shopping, restaurants, glorious food we ate at "home", metro passes, site seeing, and much more. This was also during high season in July. Again, much of the cost is already spent 6 months in advance when you reserve the apartment and pay for the travel.
My most recent trip was a sixteen-day Adriatic cruise which cost me almost $4000, including airfare from Florida to Venice. This cost $1300. This was a trip of a lifetime and I really enjoyed myself, but I won't be doing anything like this in a hurry.
This all depends on how far that you are travelling, your mode of transportation and whether you want to stay in a 3 or 5 star hotel. In 2009 my husband and I spent two months in Paris. We rented an apartment which cost less per night if you were staying over 25 days. It also allowed us to cook in although the kitchens are very tiny. We tried our best to live like a local...we even became quite comfortable with their metro. Two months in Paris cost up about $7000.00 each, flight from Toronto, apartment, food and museums being the main expenses. This summer we travelled through Italy, into Germany and back to Rome...two weeks in 3 or 4 star hotels, train travel, the flight over, car rentals in two cities, great restaurants...cost us about $4000.00 Canadian each. So, it all depends on your style of travel...bon voyage, wherever you go...it will be amazing.
This question really depends on a lot of factors. The big one being your hobby. Food is not the most expensive one and most countries you can enjoy their best dishes at very low prices as long as you don't go to the Americanized versions of their restaurants. The trick is to go to places that you might not feel to comfortable In, maybe due to language barriers or curb appeal. I am a scuba diver and mountain climber so my hobbies usually run my travel expenses through the roof but I have learned to save money in other ways to make up for it and keep my expenses low!
Travel in the off seasons and check as many web sites as u can for air fair. You can save upwards of $500 by doing so. Secondly if you are comfortable being a bit spontaneous don't make reservation at a hotel until you get there. By showing up randomly in the off season you have the upper hand in negotiating a lower price, for most places are starving for customers and will dramatically lower their price. I did this while traveling through Costa Rica. You can read more here www.adventuretraveler.org/blog
Finally make a random friend and be very nice to them. I will always hunt out a person and ask if you can have lunch with them. Some times this take a few tries but once you do their knowledge is priceless. Ask about cab fairs, cheapest ways to get to attractions, best local restaurant ect. And on top of it you usually make a great friend. Some times they are even willing to help you or come along with you. This depends on your social skill however. Hope this helped a bit and check out my web site for more times and travel ideas for around the world!
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